Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -8
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 18,922 23,606 25,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.78% 14.03% 14.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.49% 46.30% 48.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16,331 20,693 22,788
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,927 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 42,533 50,989 52,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.73% 30.31% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 35,100 42,408 44,898
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,444 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,165 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.61% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 7,944 £57,500 +4.55% 874
South East -3 3,792 £45,000 +5.88% 558
North of England -2 2,908 £42,500 +4.94% 728
Midlands +1 1,805 £40,000 - 435
North West -2 1,690 £45,000 +12.50% 378
East of England +1 1,278 £45,000 - 225
South West -6 1,197 £40,000 - 248
Yorkshire 0 1,054 £42,500 - 299
West Midlands +1 1,016 £40,000 - 250
East Midlands +1 787 £40,000 +6.67% 184
North East -9 164 £37,500 +5.63% 51
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 10,154 (53.66%) C#
2 10,040 (53.06%) .NET
3 9,824 (51.92%) SQL
4 7,441 (39.32%) Microsoft
5 7,051 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
6 5,945 (31.42%) JavaScript
7 5,903 (31.20%) ASP.NET
8 5,779 (30.54%) MVC
9 4,638 (24.51%) HTML
10 4,344 (22.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 4,195 (22.17%) Finance
12 4,079 (21.56%) CSS
13 3,679 (19.44%) Windows
14 3,656 (19.32%) T-SQL
15 3,587 (18.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3,351 (17.71%) AngularJS
17 3,269 (17.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 3,192 (16.87%) ASP.NET Web API
19 3,074 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
20 2,942 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 2,937 (15.52%) TDD
22 2,691 (14.22%) .NET Framework
23 2,626 (13.88%) Oracle
24 2,530 (13.37%) Scrum
25 2,297 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
26 2,288 (12.09%) Degree
27 2,245 (11.86%) Web Services
28 2,223 (11.75%) jQuery
29 2,092 (11.06%) Data Warehouse
30 2,011 (10.63%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,225 (6.47%) IIS
2 1,051 (5.55%) SharePoint
3 539 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
4 472 (2.49%) CMS
5 442 (2.34%) MS Exchange
6 324 (1.71%) Apache
7 302 (1.60%) Tomcat
8 234 (1.24%) Confluence
9 229 (1.21%) Umbraco
10 178 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
11 168 (0.89%) Apache Spark
12 166 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 152 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
13 152 (0.80%) Skype for Business
14 138 (0.73%) SAS
15 129 (0.68%) EPiServer
15 129 (0.68%) JBoss
16 115 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
17 112 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 112 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 906 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 549 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 69 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 58 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 44 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 25 (0.13%) SPSS
9 20 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.079%) InfoPath
12 10 (0.053%) Weka
13 9 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.042%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.037%) Maya
16 5 (0.026%) Fireworks
16 5 (0.026%) Mingle
17 4 (0.021%) EngageOne
17 4 (0.021%) Stata
18 2 (0.011%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 434 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 160 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 104 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 77 (0.41%) thinkFolio
5 51 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 36 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 36 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 33 (0.17%) Eloqua
8 32 (0.17%) Magento
9 29 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 29 (0.15%) Front Arena
10 26 (0.14%) FastStats
11 24 (0.13%) NetSuite
12 23 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
13 20 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
14 17 (0.090%) Sage 200
15 15 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 14 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
17 13 (0.069%) JDE EnterpriseOne
18 12 (0.063%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4,344 (22.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,942 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 689 (3.64%) Office 365
4 617 (3.26%) SaaS
5 368 (1.94%) PaaS
6 281 (1.49%) IaaS
7 209 (1.10%) GitHub
8 205 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
9 204 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
10 164 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
11 156 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 116 (0.61%) npm
12 116 (0.61%) Serverless
13 108 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
14 98 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
15 64 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 62 (0.33%) Google Play
17 55 (0.29%) Azure Functions
17 55 (0.29%) NuGet
18 52 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 629 (3.32%) Firewall
2 590 (3.12%) DNS
3 546 (2.89%) Internet
4 452 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 381 (2.01%) SAN
6 322 (1.70%) DHCP
7 268 (1.42%) VPN
8 265 (1.40%) WAN
9 262 (1.38%) LAN
10 244 (1.29%) HTTP
11 160 (0.85%) Network Security
12 140 (0.74%) VLAN
13 139 (0.73%) SSL
14 134 (0.71%) Intranet
15 130 (0.69%) NAS
16 103 (0.54%) Skype
17 95 (0.50%) VoIP
18 69 (0.36%) Broadband
19 65 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
20 64 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,269 (17.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2,942 (15.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,092 (11.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2,011 (10.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 1,708 (9.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,484 (7.84%) Relational Database
7 1,423 (7.52%) NoSQL
8 1,372 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1,367 (7.22%) MySQL
10 1,276 (6.74%) Power BI
11 1,224 (6.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 873 (4.61%) MongoDB
13 740 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
14 669 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
15 614 (3.24%) Big Data
16 597 (3.16%) Oracle Database
17 565 (2.99%) RDBMS
18 437 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
19 347 (1.83%) Hadoop
20 317 (1.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1,977 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 1,757 (9.29%) Visual Studio
3 1,426 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 682 (3.60%) JIRA
5 613 (3.24%) TeamCity
6 562 (2.97%) Jenkins
7 488 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 424 (2.24%) NUnit
9 421 (2.22%) Selenium
10 417 (2.20%) Subversion
11 391 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
12 211 (1.12%) Bitbucket
13 197 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 178 (0.94%) Maven
15 163 (0.86%) SpecFlow
16 144 (0.76%) Cucumber
17 136 (0.72%) JUnit
18 129 (0.68%) gulp
19 126 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 121 (0.64%) MSTest
General
1 4,195 (22.17%) Finance
2 981 (5.18%) Banking
3 823 (4.35%) Retail
4 730 (3.86%) Marketing
5 590 (3.12%) Games
6 552 (2.92%) Advertising
7 327 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 324 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 295 (1.56%) Front Office
10 291 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 228 (1.20%) Legal
12 204 (1.08%) Back Office
13 155 (0.82%) Electronics
14 154 (0.81%) Law
15 126 (0.67%) Automotive
16 100 (0.53%) Publishing
17 79 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 76 (0.40%) French Language
19 66 (0.35%) German Language
20 47 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11,104 (58.68%) Developer
2 5,281 (27.91%) .NET Developer
3 3,788 (20.02%) C# Developer
4 2,679 (14.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,774 (9.38%) SQL Developer
6 1,767 (9.34%) Analyst
7 1,706 (9.02%) Senior Developer
8 1,622 (8.57%) Software Developer
9 1,221 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,215 (6.42%) DBA
11 1,077 (5.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 982 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 962 (5.08%) SQL DBA
14 846 (4.47%) Architect
15 791 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 764 (4.04%) Junior
17 744 (3.93%) Senior .NET Developer
18 728 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
19 724 (3.83%) Administrator
20 707 (3.74%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10,040 (53.06%) .NET
2 5,903 (31.20%) ASP.NET
3 4,638 (24.51%) HTML
4 4,079 (21.56%) CSS
5 3,587 (18.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3,351 (17.71%) AngularJS
7 3,192 (16.87%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2,691 (14.22%) .NET Framework
9 2,245 (11.86%) Web Services
10 2,223 (11.75%) jQuery
11 1,767 (9.34%) WCF
12 1,595 (8.43%) RESTful
13 1,587 (8.39%) Entity Framework
14 1,426 (7.54%) XML
15 1,400 (7.40%) HTML5
16 1,278 (6.75%) .NET Core
17 1,174 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 1,158 (6.12%) WPF
19 1,016 (5.37%) REST
20 923 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 1,426 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1,394 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
3 597 (3.16%) Fintech
4 582 (3.08%) User Experience
5 573 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 499 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 489 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 449 (2.37%) Mobile App
9 400 (2.11%) Clustering
10 338 (1.79%) Replication
11 304 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 293 (1.55%) Data Centre
13 285 (1.51%) Hedge funds
14 224 (1.18%) Algorithms
15 220 (1.16%) Equities
16 199 (1.05%) Derivative
17 196 (1.04%) Fixed Income
18 177 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 169 (0.89%) Tandem
20 167 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3,679 (19.44%) Windows
2 1,713 (9.05%) Windows Server
3 1,531 (8.09%) Linux
4 620 (3.28%) Unix
5 567 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 524 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 454 (2.40%) Android
8 386 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 281 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 277 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 199 (1.05%) Windows 7
12 123 (0.65%) CentOS
13 91 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 89 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 82 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 81 (0.43%) Solaris
17 64 (0.34%) Mac OS X
18 60 (0.32%) AIX
19 40 (0.21%) VMS
20 37 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,051 (37.26%) Agile Software Development
2 5,779 (30.54%) MVC
3 3,074 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2,937 (15.52%) TDD
5 2,530 (13.37%) Scrum
6 2,297 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
7 1,852 (9.79%) ETL
8 1,762 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
9 1,591 (8.41%) Web Application Development
10 1,574 (8.32%) OO
11 1,488 (7.86%) Software Engineering
12 1,470 (7.77%) BDD
13 1,375 (7.27%) Web Development
14 1,259 (6.65%) SDLC
15 1,192 (6.30%) Analytics
16 1,185 (6.26%) DevOps
17 1,182 (6.25%) Test Automation
18 1,180 (6.24%) Computer Science
19 1,103 (5.83%) ITIL
20 1,036 (5.48%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 10,154 (53.66%) C#
2 9,824 (51.92%) SQL
3 5,945 (31.42%) JavaScript
4 3,656 (19.32%) T-SQL
5 1,850 (9.78%) Java
6 1,474 (7.79%) PowerShell
7 1,164 (6.15%) Python
8 809 (4.28%) VB.NET
9 606 (3.20%) PHP
10 588 (3.11%) Ruby
11 568 (3.00%) C++
12 476 (2.52%) VB
13 435 (2.30%) VBA
14 434 (2.29%) PL/SQL
15 394 (2.08%) TypeScript
16 249 (1.32%) C
16 249 (1.32%) Perl
17 215 (1.14%) Bash Shell
18 211 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 209 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 2,288 (12.09%) Degree
2 604 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 599 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 403 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 290 (1.53%) MCSE
6 249 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 153 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 148 (0.78%) MCSA
9 120 (0.63%) CCNA
10 113 (0.60%) ISEB
11 110 (0.58%) MCP
12 106 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 104 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 71 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 67 (0.35%) CISSP
16 60 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
17 59 (0.31%) DV Cleared
18 58 (0.31%) MCITP
19 54 (0.29%) Master's Degree
20 51 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 646 (3.41%) QA
2 360 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 314 (1.66%) SLA
4 238 (1.26%) GDPR
5 163 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 70 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 46 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 40 (0.21%) PMO
9 29 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 23 (0.12%) HL7
10 23 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 22 (0.12%) MiFID
12 15 (0.079%) WAI
13 13 (0.069%) EMIR
14 12 (0.063%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.053%) IFRS
16 9 (0.048%) IFRS 9
17 8 (0.042%) FATCA
17 8 (0.042%) GAMP
System Software
1 1,400 (7.40%) Active Directory
2 731 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 585 (3.09%) Docker
4 572 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 215 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 175 (0.92%) vSphere
7 150 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 133 (0.70%) XenApp
9 82 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
10 52 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 44 (0.23%) HDFS
12 42 (0.22%) Firmware
13 35 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 34 (0.18%) Terminal Services
15 33 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
16 26 (0.14%) XenServer
17 23 (0.12%) Apache Flume
17 23 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
18 20 (0.11%) NFS
19 17 (0.090%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 348 (1.84%) SCCM
2 314 (1.66%) Puppet
3 290 (1.53%) Ansible
4 258 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 232 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 145 (0.77%) SCOM
7 118 (0.62%) Kibana
8 103 (0.54%) Terraform
9 89 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 84 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 77 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 76 (0.40%) WSUS
13 73 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
14 72 (0.38%) Perfmon
15 67 (0.35%) Nagios
16 62 (0.33%) Salt
17 56 (0.30%) SCOrch
18 51 (0.27%) Backup Exec
19 49 (0.26%) Data Guard
20 44 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7,441 (39.32%) Microsoft
2 2,626 (13.88%) Oracle
3 1,096 (5.79%) VMware
4 762 (4.03%) Tableau
5 506 (2.67%) Google
6 456 (2.41%) Cisco
7 399 (2.11%) Citrix
8 388 (2.05%) SAP
9 298 (1.57%) Xamarin
10 269 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 236 (1.25%) Facebook
12 224 (1.18%) Sitecore
13 219 (1.16%) IBM
14 199 (1.05%) HP
15 197 (1.04%) ServiceNow
16 183 (0.97%) Cognos
17 180 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
18 166 (0.88%) Informatica
19 141 (0.75%) Apple
20 138 (0.73%) Telerik